RB Leipzig appoint Domenico Tedesco as new head coach

RB Leipzig have appointed Domenico Tedesco as new head coach following the departure of former boss Jesse Marsch earlier this month.

Stepping up from Red Bull Salzburg, Marsch had only arrived in the summer as a replacement for Julian Nagelsmann but his exit followed three successive Bundesliga defeats that has left Leipzig in the bottom half of the table.

Tedesco arrives at Red Bull Arena on a contract until the end of next season. He is only 36 but landed his first top flight job with Schalke when he was just 31. He was sacked by Schalke in 2019 but was appointed at Spartak Moscow later that year and left at the end of his contract in summer.

With only modest playing days to his name, Tedesco, whose family moved from Italy to Germany when he was a toddler, is a career coach, starting out as an assistant with Stuttgart’s Under-17 over 13 years ago in the summer of 2008.

Tedesco is joined in Leipzig by assistants Andreas Hinkel and Max Urwantschky, who are added to the existing coaching staff of Marco Kurth (assistant), Frederik Gossling (goalkeeping) and Ruwen Faller, Kai Kraft and Daniel Behlau (fitness). Achim Beierlorzer has left the club.

Tedesco will lead his first training session as Leipzig boss on Thursday afternoon, before taking charge of his first game when Borussia Monchengladbach visit on Saturday.

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